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Neal on Aldershot win

16 March 2013

Dons boss hails Midson's clincher

Neal Ardley saluted the quality of Jack Midson’s winner after Wimbledon plundered a vital three points at Aldershot today.

Speaking to Dons Player, the Wimbledon manager said: “It was a sublime piece of skill that won the match. People read too much into the fact that Jack did not start on Tuesday. Some players have played a hell of a lot of games and Jack is one of those. On Tuesday we also went with a formation that we thought would freshen up the squad, but Jack came back into the line-up today.

“It is not a case of anyone in the squad being dropped as we need to keep everyone fresh with so many games. We made a change at half-time today as we felt that their biggest threat was down the left. With Brennan Dickenson being an out-and-out winger we felt they were trying to expose that so we put Rashid Yussuff on that side to fill the role and brought on Kevin Sainte-Luce to give us more threat on the other side.”

Neal Ardley said that he set-up the Wimbledon side knowing that it would be a tough survival scrap at Aldershot today.

“I said in my pre-match comments that there would be limited chances and it would take a mistake or something good to settle it,” Neal added. “We set the side up knowing that it would be like that. We came here to win the match, but we knew that we had to keep things tight. We knew that if we did that then we had the players who could win us the match. “

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley later this weekend.

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